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Oxford Sparks Big Questions

May 8, 2024

Are seals the fishermen's friends or foes? The UK is home 35% of the world’s grey seals and we know they like to get their flippers on many of the same fish as we do. So, how are seals impacting the fishing industry?

In our latest podcast, Dr Claire Tanner from the Department of Biology explores the unseen conflict beneath the waves and the complex dynamics between these marine mammals and fisheries.

Tune in to find out how understanding more about the behaviour of the UK’s seal populations can shape marine management policies.